Norwegian Wood

Haruki Murakami (Author) Jay Rubin (Translator)
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Description

First American Publication
This stunning and elegiac novel by the author of the internationally acclaimed Wind-Up Bird Chronicle has sold over 4 million copies in Japan and is now available to American audiences for the first time.It is sure to be a literary event.
Toru, a quiet and preternaturally serious young college student in Tokyo, is devoted to Naoko, a beautiful and introspective young woman, but their mutual passion is marked by the tragic death of their best friend years before.Toru begins to adapt to campus life and the loneliness and isolation he faces there, but Naoko finds the pressures and responsibilities of life unbearable.As she retreats further into her own world, Toru finds himself reaching out to others and drawn to a fiercely independent and sexually liberated young woman.
A poignant story of one college student's romantic coming-of-age, Norwegian Wood takes us to that distant place of a young man's first, hopeless, and heroic love."

Product Details

Price
$28.20  $25.94
Publisher
Perfection Learning
Publish Date
September 12, 2000
Pages
296
Dimensions
5.0 X 0.9 X 7.8 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Prebound
EAN/UPC
9781613834732
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About the Author

Haruki Murakami lives near Tokyo.
Newly translated from the Japanese by Jay Rubin.

Reviews

"A masterly novel. . . . Norwegian Wood bears the unmistakable marks of Murakami's hand." -"The New York Times Book Review"
"Norwegian Wood . . . not only points to but manifests the author's genius." -"Chicago Tribune"
"[A] treat . . . Murakami captures the heartbeat of his generation and draws the reader in so completely you mourn when the story is done." -"The Baltimore Sun"
"Vintage Murakami [and] easily the most erotic of [his] novels." -"Los Angeles Times Book Review"
A masterly novel. . . . Norwegian Wood bears the unmistakable marks of Murakami s hand. "The New York Times Book Review"
Norwegian Wood . . . not only points to but manifests the author s genius. "Chicago Tribune"
[A] treat . . . Murakami captures the heartbeat of his generation and draws the reader in so completely you mourn when the story is done. "The Baltimore Sun"
Vintage Murakami [and] easily the most erotic of [his] novels. "Los Angeles Times Book Review""